The Archaeology of Gender

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The archaeology of Gender.


The Pazyryk Burials.

         An Iron Age culture of the Russian steppe.

         Primarily nomads who relied on horses for movement and trade.

         Over the last hundred years, a number of their burials have been discovered.

         The bodies and funerary goods are very well preserved on account of the permafrost.

Great case study, The Ice Maiden.

Basic facts.

         Buried in the 5th Century BC in an elaborate wooden chamber tomb.

         Six horses had been sacrificed and buried alongside her.

         Her casket was hollowed


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